Hoyer focused on starting season finale-- Tue Dec 23 9:00 pm --
Status to be determined Sunday
BEREA, Ohio -- Quarterback Brian Hoyer doesn't want to end his season -- and possibly his Browns career -- on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.
"I'm focusing on trying to get as healthy as I can,'' he said. Hoyer sat out Tuesday's light practice with the shoulder injury suffered during Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Panthers. If he's not better by Sunday, practice squad rookie Connor Shaw will be elevated and start the game. (Cleveland.com)
FF Today's Take:None of the Browns' offensive weapons are great fantasy plays for Week 17 against Baltimore, however TE Jordan Cameron and WR Josh Gordon would have better outlooks If QB Brian Hoyer (shoulder) was under center for Cleveland. Before plugging a Cleveland Brown into you starting lineup check in on the quarterback situation Sunday.
Johnny Manziel (hamstring) out for year-- Mon Dec 22 4:40 pm --
FF Today's Take:Johnny Manziel's disappointing two-game run as the Browns' starter is over. The Browns already know what they have with Hoyer, so it would come as a surprise if they didn't turn to Shaw after he was arguably the most impressive quarterback in their camp during the preseason. Shaw can run a little bit and showed in his final year at South Carolina that he could make good decisions in Steve Spurrier's offense. Perhaps Shaw can give Cleveland's offense the jump-start it desperately needs.
Johnny Manziel to start for Cleveland-- Tue Dec 9 1:15 pm --
Browns make switch at QB
The Johnny Manziel era in Cleveland Browns football is officially under way. Fox's Jay Glazer was the first to report the news that Manziel will start.
The former Heisman Trophy winner will start his first NFL game Sunday against the 8-4-1 Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium, taking over a 7-6 Browns team that Hoyer guided to the brink of the playoffs.
(Cleveland Plain Dealer)
FF Today's Take:The writing was on the wall after a second dismal performance from Brian Hoyer. Manziel will step into a decent fantasy situation now that Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron are back in the mix. The Bengals-D has been solid against opposing fantasy QBs despite being torched by Ben Roethlisberger last week for 350 yards and 3 TDs.
QB Brian Hoyer remains starter for Browns-- Wed Dec 3 2:43 pm --
Cleveland not ready to hand reins to Manziel
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Brian Hoyer has held off Johnny Manziel and will start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, a league source confirmed for Northeast Ohio Media Group.
Hoyer has been informed by Browns coach Mike Pettine that he will take the field against the 8-4 Colts on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.
(Northeast Ohio Media Group)
FF Today's Take:With the Browns in the playoff hunt it isn't too surprising that the veteran Hoyer would get the nod to start week 14. Operating under what is expected to be a short leash, Hoyer will be a very risky fantasy option for week 14. With only a few weeks left in the fantasy season, Manziel's fantasy upside is greatest in dynasty and keeper formats.